2012 News Releases

Longoria sentenced to life in prison for capital murder

Release Date: Jun 26, 2012

GREAT BEND – (June 26, 2012) – Adam Longoria was sentenced today to life in prison without parole for the murder of 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt of Great Bend, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

On April 6 a jury found Longoria guilty of capital murder under three alternate theories – criminal sodomy, aggravated criminal sodomy and attempted rape. DeBolt was last seen alive on August 21, 2010. Her family reported her missing the next day.

“This crime was a terrible tragedy for the family and community,” Schmidt said. “My thoughts and prayers are with the DeBolt family. I appreciate and commend the work of law enforcement, the prosecution and the court. Justice was served today.”

Special Assistant Attorney General Kevin O’Connor, Assistant Attorney General Andrew Bauch and Barton County Attorney Douglas A. Matthews prosecuted the case. The crime was investigated by the Great Bend Police Department, Barton County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

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